Graves, Arthur H. Formerly, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut.
Davis, Kenneth P. Formerly, School of Forestry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
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A genus of trees with large, chiefly white flowers and simple, entire, usually large alternate leaves. In the winter, magnolia twigs may be recognized by their aromatic odor when bruised, by the encircling stipule scars at the nodes, and by the chambered pith. See also: Forest and forestry; Magnoliales; Tree
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